In order to speed up my Moto E4 (Android 7.1.1), I followed this advice:
Settings > About phone > Build number (tapped about 3 times) which enabled Developer options. Then hit the back button > Developer options.
One by one I opened three animation scales and brought them down to .5x:
- Window animation
- Transition animation
- Animator duration
Then at the top of the screen I turned Developer Options off. However, it is still available now in my settings menu when previously it was not (before I hit "Build number" 3 times).
When I did this I didn't realize that I was opening a mode that wouldn't just close back when I was done. In searching for how to disable what I enabled, I read that I can disable developer options (remove it from the settings menu) by going to:
Settings > Apps > Settings > Storage > Clear Data
However, I am hesitant to do that because it says:
All this app's data will be deleted permanently. This includes all files, settings, accounts, databases, etc
I'm not sure what files are included and how that will affect my phone. It's only 700 kb though.
Is there another way that I can disable/close the Developer options that I inadvertently opened? If not, how can I know what the affect will be when I clear the settings storage data?